A very old post of mine in 2009, MySQL’s stored procedure language could be so much more Useful suggested that it would be nice if MySQL could be adapted to use compound statements directly from the command line in a similar way to the language used for stored procedures. I’ve just seen that this seems to … Continue reading MariaDB 10.1 Brings Compound Statements
With the upcoming release of MySQL 5.7 I begin to see a problem which I think needs attention at least for 5.8 or whatever comes next. The GA release cycle is too long, being about 2 years and that means 3 years between upgrades in a production environment More people use MySQL and the data … Continue reading Making MySQL Better More Quickly
I have been meaning to update some systems to MariaDB 10.0 and finally had a bit of time to get around to that. The documentation of specifics of what’s needed to go from MariaDB 5.5 to 10.0 can be found here and while it’s not very long it seems there’s little to actually do. Having already … Continue reading MariaDB 10.0 upgrade goes smoothly
Jean-François talks about binlog servers. Take a look here: http://blog.booking.com/mysql_slave_scaling_and_more.html
My article on how to make the real-time processing of information from traditional transactional stores into Hadoop a reality has been published over at TDWI:
I think that getting 128-bit types into MySQL would be good. There are a few use cases for this and right now we have to work around them. That should not be necessary. While not essential they would make things easier. The headline is easy to understand, but is this really needed? First we need … Continue reading Time to get some 128-bit types into MySQL?
We had really great webinar on Replicating to/from Oracle earliest this month, and you can view the recording of that Webinar here.
A good sign of how great a Webinar was is the questions that come afterwards, and we didn’t get through them all. so here are all the questions and answers for the entire webinar.
Q: What is the overhead of Replicator on source database with asynchronous CDC?
A: With asynchronous operation there is no substantial CPU overhead (as with synchronous), but the amount of generated redo logs becomes bigger requiring more disk space and better log management to ensure that the space is used effectively.
Q: Do you support migration from Solaris/Oracle to Linux/Oracle?
A: The replication is not certified for use on Solaris, however, it is possible to …[Read more]
An article about moving data into Hadoop in real-time has just been published over at DBTA, written by me and my CEO Robert Hodges.
In the article I talk about one of the major issues for all people deploying databases in the modern heterogenous world – how do we move and migrate data effectively between entirely different database systems in a way that is efficient and usable. How do you get the data you need to the database you need it in. If your source is a transactional database, how does that data get moved into Hadoop in a way that makes the data usable to be queried by Hive, Impala or HBase?
You can read the full article here: Real-Time Data Movement: The Key to Enabling Live Analytics With Hadoop
If you run multiple MySQL environments on multiple servers it’s a
good habit to set your MySQL prompt to double check which server
you are on.
however, using the MYSQL_PS1 environment variable I found this does not work under sudo (the normal way people run sudo).
I.e., the following syntax’s work.
$ mysql $ sudo su - -c mysql $ sudo su - ; mysql
but the following does not.
$ sudo mysql
The trick is actually to ensure via /etc/sudoers you inherit the MySQL_PS1 environment variable.
echo "export MYSQL_PS1="`hostname` [d]> "" | sudo tee /etc/profile.d/mysql.sh echo 'Defaults env_keep += "MYSQL_PS1"' | sudo tee /tmp/mysql sudo chmod 400 /tmp/mysql sudo mv /tmp/mysql /etc/sudoers.d
So I’ve submitted my talks for the Tech14 UK Oracle User Group conference which is in Liverpool this year. I’m not going to give away the topics, but you can imagine they are going to be about data translation and movement and how to get your various databases talking together.
I can also say, after having seen other submissions for talks this year (as I’m helping to judge), that the conference is shaping up to be very interesting. There’s a good spread of different topics this year, but I know from having talked to the organisers that they are looking for more submissions in the areas of Operating Systems, Engineered Systems and Development (mobile and cloud).
If you’ve got a paper, presentation, or idea for one that you think would be useful, …[Read more]